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5 bedroom property for sale

Stratton on the Fosse, Near Wells, BA3

Under Offer £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial five bedroom Period Family Home
  • Attractive Gardens, approximately one acre
  • Peaceful Location and Countryside Views
  • A mix of modern and traditional features
  • Planning permission for a three bay garage with office over

Full description

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Kitchen/Family Room


Snug/Music Room


Utility/Laundry Room

First Floor


Five Double Bedrooms two with en-suite Shower Rooms

Family Bathroom 


Driveway with ample parking

Gardens of approximately one acre

Large Garden Shed

Planning permission for a three bay garage with office over

The House

The first glimpses of this period house are impressive and it is immediately obvious that Sweetleaze House has recently undergone a fastidious programme of works creating a bespoke family home. Great care and careful planning have gone into keeping the integrity and original character of the building. The property has been awarded a “property design” award by Mendip District Council.

The attractive front of the house faces south and enjoys views of open countryside. On entering the property, the hallway leads to the wonderful bespoke kitchen/family room. The open-plan living space includes a dining area, sitting room and spectacular concertina doors that fill the room with natural light. The contemporary kitchen with its range of walnut units with granite worktops features a variety of integrated appliances, including double oven/microwave and warming drawer, pull-out larder and instant filtered boiling water.

There is a large centre island with an induction hob and extractor. Other features include underfloor heating, surround-sound in-ceiling speakers, a hole-in-the-wall Scandinavian wood burner and bi-fold doors that open onto a terraced BBQ siting area with outside lighting, again enjoying views over the garden.

There are two further reception rooms, both with original wooden flooring: a music room/ snug with a wood burning stove, and a study that opens to the garden. Completing the ground floor is a laundry room/utility room with ample storage, and a cloakroom.

Upstairs, the master bedroom and fifth bedroom (currently used as an office) enjoy access to a decked balcony that makes the most of the idyllic setting. The master and second bedroom have en-suite shower rooms, and there is a family bathroom with an airing cupboard, and separate shower and bathtub. These all include underfloor heating. There are two further double bedrooms to the front of the property with traditional sash windows.


A gravelled driveway with ample parking leads to the house by way of wooden gates. The house sits well within the surrounding grounds. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and has recently undergone lots of new planting of fruit trees and hedges. There is planning permission to erect a two-storey, three-bay garage which could accommodate a workshop and home office (architect drawings are available). Peaceful rural walks can be enjoyed directly from the house.
The property has solar panels and a Sky dish which are not visible from the ground, as well as networked Cat 5 wiring to most rooms.


Set amid the picturesque Mendip Hills, an area renowned for its beautiful landscape, stone walls, caves, traditional villages and market towns, Stratton on the Fosse is a thriving village, home to the renowned Downside Abbey. The Georgian city of Bath and the regional centre of Bristol are both within commuting distance. Stratton on the Fosse and the nearby village of Chilcompton provide a range of facilities including a post office, shop, petrol station/garage, doctors’ surgery, primary school, public houses, a church, sports and public transport facilities. The ancient town of Glastonbury and the nearby Cathedral City of Wells (the smallest city in England) offer a range of shopping facilities including a wide variety of independent shops and boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses and cinemas. Wells holds a farmer’s market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Castle Cary Station with links to London Paddington and Exeter is nearby. Bristol International Airport is 16 miles away.

There is a wide range of well-regarded schools at all levels, both from the state and private sectors. Local Primary Schools are found in Stratton on the Fosse, Chilcompton and Oakhill. Local Secondary Schools include Wells Blue School and Norton Hill. Independent schools nearby include Downside (which is in the village), All Hallows Prep School, Wells Cathedral School which specialises in music, and Millfield School in Street. Most of these provide transport.

The area is popular for walking, riding and cycling while sailing and fishing can be pursued at Chew Valley Lake. Leisure centres can befound in Wells, Midsomer Norton and Shepton Mallet. Wells, Mendip and Farrington golf courses are conveniently located close by and horse racing enthusiasts are catered for at Bath and Wincanton race courses. 

General Information


Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Solar panels and oil fired central heating.

Local Authority and Council Tax
Mendip District Council - 0300 303 8588
Council Tax Band - E

Energy Performance Certificate
Rating Band D


Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172

Fixtures and fittings  
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.

Proceed into Oakhill from the Wells direction onto the A367 travelling down through Oakhill. Continue on the A367 signposted Bath and travel through Nettlebridge. Proceed up the hill and at the top of the hill there is a left hand turn into Rock Road. Sweetleaze House can be found on the right hand side.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 May 2016


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